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Geography

The Geography Department at RMGS is a successful, medium-sized department. The subject is taught to all our pupils inSnowdonia 2011 Years 7 to 9 as part of the National Curriculum. Currently, classes in Years 7 and 9 get four periods of Geography per fortnight and Year 8 classes three periods. In Year 10 students choose Geography as a GCSE. option. In Year 12 Geography can be chosen as one of the AS and A Level subjects.

The Department is well resourced with textbooks and equipment. In Years 7 to 9, pupils do not have their own textbooks to carry with them, but use a wide range of books and resource materials. Students choosing Geography as a GCSE. or as an 'A' Level have their own copies of the main textbooks. The Department has the use of video machines, interactive whiteboards, a weather station and satellite equipment as well as a large amount of fieldwork equipment for all years.

To find out information about the all the sixth form courses offered please see the sixth form pages.

EXTRA CURRICULAR

Extra CurricularFieldwork is a very important aspect of our work in the Geography Department and we have a long tradition of organising good quality fieldwork trips to a wide range of locations.

Our aim is to provide a fieldwork visit for each year group from Year 7 through to Year 12. Each trip not only contributes to the syllabus for that year, but builds up the skills of the individual students.

  • Year 7: Coast Study - Reculver
  • Year 8: Shopping Study - Rochester
  • Year 9: Chalk Downland Study - North Downs
  • Year 10: Urban Study - Canterbury
  • Year 12: Geographical Skills - Yorkshire

For those that carry on the study of Geography to A Level, they eventually develop sufficient skill and confidence to plan and carry out their own fieldwork.

You can view photos from some of these trips in our photo gallery.

  • Science Specialist School
  • The Prince's Teaching Institute 3 Subjects
  • The Prince's Teaching Institute Leadership 2016
  • Leading Edge
  • Educational Outcomes Awards
  • Ofsted Outstanding